Deris, since 1912, has been one-stop shop for IP services with one of the largest and internationally regarded IP prosecution and advisory team in Turkey.
The firm has been a pioneer in shaping the IP landscape by obtaining the precedent decisions and participating the preparation of the IP legislation upon the invitation of the legislative bodies. Deris provides a wide spectrum of high-quality services that are essential for securing, maintaining and enforcing IP rights.
The firm’s services and counseling are supported by the trademark attorneys and technical experts, who are national and European patent attorneys, under a unique service approach combining long-standing enforcement experience with prosecution-technical expertise. The firm’s goal is to secure enforceable IP rights in the market so that they can be transformed into sustainable commercial values.
Today, Deris consists of two legal entities: Deris Patents & Trademarks Agency A.S., which counsels, files, prosecutes, registers and manages IP rights worldwide; and Deris Attorney-At-Law Partnership, which provides legal counseling in contentious and non-contentious matters and representation for litigation before IP, civil and commercial courts.
The Team consists of 25 attorneys at law and 27 registered trademark and patent attorneys and 6 European Patent attorneys. With the administrative and support staff in the trademark, search, design patent, patent and litigation departments, the firm has more than 80 employees.
- Areas of practice
Deris Attorney-At-Law Partnership is specialized to exclusively handle IP, IT and media-related cases for contentious or non-contentious matters. The partnership has an agile and cost-conscious approach in pragmatically combining and coordinating a tailor-made solution in complex matters consisting of developing IP awareness and enforcement strategies, conducting investigations on counterfeits and evaluating their results, preparing and organizing the seizure before Customs against counterfeit goods, serving cease and desist letters for prevention of infringing acts, conducting negotiations for settlement agreement and instituting civil and criminal court action.
Deris also has a very strong patent litigation team led by its founding partner Aydın Deris, working in cooperation with the in-house Turkish, European and US patent attorneys of the prosecution firm. Besides being highly active in litigation, the Deris team also implements alternative dispute resolution policies before or during litigation. In this respect, the team is in contact with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre and actively participates in arbitration and mediation training. Kerim Yardimci has been appointed as a panelist and arbitrator before WIPO for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy matters. Okan Can and two other members of the team have been appointed as chartered mediators before the Ministry of Justice in Turkey.
Deris provides services such as drafting, preparing, filing and prosecuting of the application of industrial property rights in Turkey and through the firm’s top-level worldwide collaborators.